Archive for ‘DIY’

January 9, 2014

Mushrooms with Poached Eggs and Crusty Bread

Before we get started, it is important to learn how to poach an egg. I had to learn a year or two back, and I cannot go back to ife before I knew how to do such a fabulous thing like poaching eggs. So live a full, complete life and learn this necessary life skill my friends, I implore you! – – How to Poach an Egg from the Kitchn

There are not many things in life I enjoy more than a poached egg, bread and mushrooms. The earthy and simple flavors of this vegetable adds to a simple. balanced, perfect breakfast. I am such a fan of breakfasts that I would eat this dish anytime and for any meal. The crustier the  bread, the better in this situation. The nooks and crannies of it will absorb the sauce of the paoched egg, and it will be a flavor explosion in your mouth.

Serves 2

Ingredients

2 cups mushrooms, washed, rubbed dry and chopped, sauteed in olive oil for 5-8 minutes on medium heat until soft, with a couple teaspoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons scallions, chopped

1 teaspoon of fresh herbs of your liking, chopped

4 eggs, poached

1/4-1/2 a crusty loaf of french bread, as desired

Directions

Toast your bread if desired. Set some butter out on the table. Use the nice plates. Top sauteed mushrooms with scallions. fresh herbs of your liking, and salt and pepper. Place mushrooms on french bread slices and top with poached egg. Use a fork or your fingers and devour. The simple flavors of this dish are immensely satisfying.

 

xx

R

 

 

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July 1, 2013

Flourless Cauliflower Thin Crust Sheet Pizza

With delicious crust, there will be a delicious meal. This flourless crust is delicious, crispy, and you can add whatever toppings you want.

Serves 4

Ingredients

4 cups steamed cauliflower, riced and drained and at room temperature (To rice my cauliflower, I steamed it and popped it into a blender and blended for 2 second intervals, until the cauliflower was a ricelike consistency and drained in a cheesecloth or paper towel until all the water absorbed through steaming is squeezed out. This is especially important for a crispy crust that doesn’t fall apart when you try to slice the pizza)

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast

Pesto, optional

Tomato sauce, homemade or canned (just a warning that the non-homemade variety uses a lot of sugar as a preservative and making your own homemade tomato sauce is a better route if you want to limit processed foods in your home)

Toppings, as desired, e.g. mushrooms, peppers, pepperoni, tofu, low fat cheese, ricotta, basil, roasted tomatoes

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Mix the riced cauliflower with the eggs and parmesan cheese until you have a uniform mixture. Top with salt or pepper as desired, but keep in mind the parmesan or nutritional yeast adds a lot of salt. Line your baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up or spray/grease your pan well with coconut oil spray or olive oil. Pour your crust mixture in a thin layer onto baking sheet. Spread out as evenly as you can. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes until the eggs and cauliflower and cheese have solidified. Top with desired toppings/sauces/cheeses and bake for another 10-15 minutes.

xx

R

**Gluten free crust, gluten free if you make sure your toppings are also gluten free.

May 20, 2013

April 12, 2013

Spring Things

Spring is such a beauteous season.20130412-010232.jpg

This month will be more yoga, yoga for hours on end on the weekends.20130412-010322.jpg

My first attempt at planting my own herb garden.20130412-010244.jpg

Rittenhouse Square in the Spring.20130412-010333.jpg

Thursdays have been my back to back yoga classes.20130412-010403.jpg

Getting downward as a work break.20130412-010418.jpg

A gorgeous gift from my best friend, eco jewelry. Used to be a sari and an old bracelet.20130412-010436.jpg

February 5, 2013

Green Glowing Juice

Another winner! This one is crisp, clean, and oh so refreshing! I wish my juicer did not take so much time to clean because it makes my hectic mornings a bad time to make a freshly prepared juice! I have been sticking to my blueberry pineapple raw almond butter spinach combination and it has served me well! There is nothing like some great freshly pressed juices after work and yoga and now some classes I have been taking. My whole family has been benefiting from it and we have had a lot of fun trying new juices together. It is my new goal two make as many as possible so that I don’t get bored with them throughout the week. In other useless accomplishments that make me very happy, I have nailed my makeup routine to 10 minutes or less and I wear way less of it, and I can sleep in in the morning (for me sleeping in is maybe 7:15am) because I got a to go smoothie cup. I simply blend and pour and then I am out to the door to catch my train. Hope you guys like this juice as much as I do!

Green Glowing Juice

1 bunch dinosour kale

1 apple

1 pear

2 springs mint

2 pineapple rings

Directions

Juice and rock your life.

 

xx

R

 

 

 

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December 27, 2012

A great visual guide to the Glowing Green Smoothie! By Kimberly Snyder

September 8, 2012

Use inspiration boards:

I promise it will get you to your goals faster.

Use them for recipes, for the new outfits one day that you can afford one day, places you want to see, people who you admire…the possibilities are endless.

 

Here’s mine:

pinterest.com/paintedwords

August 12, 2012

Secret Single Behavior

You know those behaviors that you do when you are alone and you never want anyone to know you do? Very Sex and the City? Carrie’s is fashion magazines…and mine is face masks. And nails. Always nails. But I have been very into face masks I make on my own lately and i have two favorites that I adapted for my skin and that i hope work for you as well! And a mix for a body scrub. Good recipes that are for your body and not for eating but count as recipes nonetheless. I hope that you guys love them as much I do!

The Brightening Greek Yogurt Face Mask

1/2 cup greek nonfat plain yogurt (I prefer Chobani)

2 tablespoons of orange blossom honey (or classic, I just love the smell of orange blossom)

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1/2 lemon, squeezed with a little bit of the zest

1/2 cup egg white (I use them from a carton)

Mix all ingredients together and slather a thick layer on your face, sit with it on for twenty minutes or so and wipe off with a washcloth. The yogurt adds a milky hydration to your skin that you need from all the pollution that takes away from your face and the nutmeg soothes red spots. Also it acts as an exfoliant when you scrub your face. The lemon acts as a brightener and if you stock your fridge in a healthy way, these options are always available on hand.

Olive Oil Body Scrub

1 cup sugar

1 cup olive oil

2 lemons, zest and juice 

Want to get rid of all the processed white sugar in your house? So you can make the switch to just honey, stevia, liquid stevia, agave nectar, etc?

Make the olive oil body scrub! In a mason jar or glass container or leftover plastic round container, add all ingredients and mix well. Slather on your body and rub all those dead skin cells away!

Let me know how you like them loves.

xx,

Reth